People: IFEEDER names first executive director

The Institute of Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) has named Jim Sullivan, PhD, as the first executive director of the charitable foundation, which seeks to sustain the future of food and feed production through education and research.

Dr Sullivan is a trained scientist and business leader with more than 30 years of experience in identifying market opportunities and implementing ambitious strategies that meet or exceed corporate objectives. He is a skilled expert in the areas of development, expansion, export market development, acquisition and turnaround of businesses.

Sullivan is the owner of J E Sullivan Enterprise, LLC, a science-based agriculture and business consulting company he started in 2011. He worked for 25 years—serving 18 of those as president—for International Ingredient Corporation. He also spent 11 years with Hubbard Milling Company.

Dr. Sullivan is a former chairman of the American Feed Industry Association. He received his Bachelor of Animal Science from the University of Kentucky, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in animal nutrition from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Since its founding in 2009, IFEEDER has funded nearly $300,000 in projects, and has raised $1.2 million in donations and pledges.

Created by the American Feed Industry Association in 2009, the Institute for Feed Education & Research (IFEEDER) was formed to support the future of the feed industry as it is challenged to sustain the escalating world population. The foundation broadly represents the feed industry, including representation from academia and experts in science and technology.


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